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Old 09-08-2009, 04:57 AM   #31
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Thanks - now I Really feel like an idiot. But at least I can confirm that it does indeed work.

Thank you all for your indulgence.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:11 AM   #32
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Cheap(est) rotors

Have a second set of rims on the way but need to source rotors all around. Anyone have the skinny on the best deal?
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:01 PM   #33
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Same thing here...2nd set of wheels and would like to outfit them for quick swap.
Any rotors out there besides OEM?
I was shocked to see the price of the OEMs!!!
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:50 PM   #34
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I would definitely like to find a cheaper source for a rotor... I looked it up on the OEM website... Over $400!!! I've been harvesting all over the midwest this summer and have been loading my bike and strapping it into the trailer when we would move to another job and unfortunately the law of averages got to me and it slipped off the ramp and bent one of my rotors!!!

It still slides through the caliper, and doesn't create too much drag, but after about 15 minutes of riding, the bent rotor is significantly hotter than the other. I've spent hours upon hours trying to straighten rotors on my mountain bike with no luck... Any suggestions on how to properly straighten out a rotor other than buying a new one? I feel like the excess heat will wear out the brake pads in a hurry...
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:13 AM   #35
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Wicked Anyone Tried These Instead of OEM?

Looking for spare rotors for my spare offroad wheels and stumbled across these. Anyone Tried These Instead of OEM? Just wandering if they were any good or if anyone had any other cheaper alternatives.

http://www.motorcycleparts-hornig.co...ake-Disks.html

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Old 03-31-2011, 11:59 AM   #36
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Back on topic...

Braking has nice discs, for the F800GS... I'm going to install them, will post pics soon. Price is about the same as link above.

Oh yeah, they're wave discs
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:25 PM   #37
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Back on topic...

Braking has nice discs, for the F800GS... I'm going to install them, will post pics soon. Price is about the same as link above.

Oh yeah, they're wave discs
You installed yet?
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:53 PM   #38
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Back on topic...

Braking has nice discs, for the F800GS... I'm going to install them, will post pics soon. Price is about the same as link above.

Oh yeah, they're wave discs
I got rear one from Braking... still thinking about the front.

They claim that they should be more effective, than the stock ones... but who knows...

also, on their website the price is much lower, than from Twalcom.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #39
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I just had my front rotors replaced under warranty - that was a nice break (pun intended)!! The floating discs had vibrated an 1/8 to 3/16 inch gap. New ones have under an 1/8".

Just thought I would let others know that this could buy some time before shelling out the money for aftermarket rotors.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:03 AM   #40
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Where did you order from?

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I got rear one from Braking... still thinking about the front.

They claim that they should be more effective, than the stock ones... but who knows...

also, on their website the price is much lower, than from Twalcom.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:12 PM   #41
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By the way... replacing the rotors?!? wtf, do you guys more money than you know what to do with? lol if it ain't broke don't fix it, I am still trying to sort out the bugs with the other systems!
It all depends what priority you put on the moto I guess. That and income level helps too. For a lot of people a $300 rotor isn't much money (one to two hours or less of work for most lawyers, engineers, c-level corp, doctors, etc)
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:15 PM   #42
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Replacing Rotors

I have two sets of wheels and have also bent rotors...they are a wear item.


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It all depends what priority you put on the moto I guess. That and income level helps too. For a lot of people a $300 rotor isn't much money (one to two hours or less of work for most lawyers, engineers, c-level corp, doctors, etc)
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:30 PM   #43
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Where did you order from?
from czech Twalcom... the dealer is my friend.

Just before they raised the prices last year...
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:32 PM   #44
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i just had my front rotors replaced under warranty - that was a nice break (pun intended)!! The floating discs had vibrated an 1/8 to 3/16 inch gap. New ones have under an 1/8".

Just thought i would let others know that this could buy some time before shelling out the money for aftermarket rotors.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:15 PM   #45
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Quick way to stop rotor rattle

My F800GS, like many others, has an annoying rattle on washboard roads. The front brake rotor is loose in the radial direction and allows the rotor to strike its mounting hub. The caliper appears to need the axial play in the rotor but not the radial play. Four leaf springs harvested from old window screens were modified and slipped into the axial gap between the rotor and its hub. Each rotor gets two springs located about 90 degrees apart to stop the free play. The rotors can still move axially to self align with the caliper.

I'll get some new springs and make a cleaner installation but the setup pictured works fine and now has about 1000 miles on it. The bike is much nicer to ride when it sounds good. Of course you modify your brakes at your own risk.

The springs were lifted out of the top edge of screens for casement windows. The ends have tabs that are bent down; these need to be straightened to fit into the rotor/hub gap and slide between the end flanges on the big rivit that holds the rotor in place. The spring needs to be cut to length. I used about 1.875 inches of length but less may work. The springs can be snapped in by hand, needle nose pliers can help. If you try this let us all know how it works. Thanks.

One of the two springs on a rotor.




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